Have fun in college, Thomas! Stay away from those mean chemistry professors.
BTW, I know it's too late to plan this right now, but maybe sometime when you visit home you might consider making up a small kit of bricks to take with you. I've pointed this out in another thread, but Jackie Britton put together this travelling LEGO kit
for her journey to visit World Heritage Sites, currently featured on the front page, and she had to pack something small enough that she could take it with her on buses and trains around sites in Europe and Africa:
You could easily have a kit this size in a drawer in your dorm room to make small MOCs. I remember one time Jon Palmer made an even smaller kit of little bits and pieces to make space MOCs. Hmm, here's the Lugnet post
. Unfortunately it's not in his brickshelf gallery and his old zemi.net site seems to be down for the count. Chris Maddison has something of the same sort here
. Compiling these portable kits to make small MOCs was a bit of a meme in the Space community for a while there:
Of course, with both of those above, you have to sit and think for a while about what are the bare minimum elements to include to make interesting MOCs, and of course you're not going to build full scale castles, etc, but rather small things like microscale etc. At one point I made something similar, though a little larger, to make vigs.